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About Marcmcbride

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  1. Close to Booking - any ex-hair wearers?

    Takes getting used to but it's probably the most liberating thing you'll ever experience. No regrets
  2. Lumps - delayed reaction?

    Saw a GP about it. Turns out that in my case it's not a lymph node. This is in the outer layers of the skin and nothing to worry about. Just a coincidence that it was behind the base of the ear. Thought I should update here as I know the MHT decision is not an easy one, and I did not want to put anyone off with this. I have no regrets about going the MHT route. It's not the same as having hair but it's the most liberating thing I've ever done. Thanks to Nightwood, Hating Hats and Damien for taking the time to advise me on this. All the best MG
  3. Lumps - delayed reaction?

    It's possible this is related to a dental infection. Having the tooth out in a few days which is supposed to resolve it. Will see if the lump disappears. If not I'll go have it checked.
  4. Lumps - delayed reaction?

    Thanks guys. It's just there a few days now and not very painful. Wouldn't have paid much attention or even associated it with SMP if I hadn't read about the lumps earlier on when I was making the decision to have the SMP done. Sounds like I should go see a doctor just in case it's something sinister.
  5. Lumps - delayed reaction?

    My experience was very good. Fairly good blend between actual & SMP. No noticeable scabs at any time. Realistic looking. I'did not get the lumps that a few people experienced immediately post procedure but now 5 months later I have a small pea sized lump that's a little sensitive to touch just behind the low end of one ear. Has this been anyone else's experience or is this something unrelated? I'm guessing it just goes away on its own.
  6. Why are natural shaved hairlines so soft looking?

    Giraffe, What you've said makes a lot of sense. You've also made me appreciate the artistry of my practitioner. While I've been wishing my MHT was a bit darker it could be argued that it should be lighter based on the photos you posted. It's possible that what I've ended up with while obviously not the simulated 3D I was hoping for actually looks better than a naturally bone shaved full head of hair. At least IMO. I have a friend who shaves his full head of hair and he was impressed by my 1 day "growth". I get away with it because it matches my facial hair.
  7. Hair system wearer considering SMP

    Great post and all the responses as well. Add also all the hassles of being in a windy environment, boating etc. once you wear a cap you're stuck with it until you get home. SMP is the way out of this nightmare.
  8. Why are natural shaved hairlines so soft looking?

    Those are clients of the Tibet HIS clinic. They're just short ;-) Seriously though, Is it possible that this smudged look may just be a kids hairline that hasn't fully matured just as it recedes later in life? Do adult hairlines appear as smudged as this?
  9. Yes, you will get that reaction. Focus on the practicality of it or say you were starting to lose it and preferred a sudden rather than slow "death"
  10. How Would You React If People Found You Out?

    I understand how you feel Shavednut. You're completely free. I think it depends on a lot of factors. Too much to explain my own situation at the moment. I could see myself feeling that way at some point. There are people with wigs that are open about it.
  11. How Would You React If People Found You Out?

    SMP is a very effective illusion. Don't spoil it by revealing what it is. It will suffer the same stigma of systems. It's no ones business. Let them guess ll they want
  12. How do you cope or fight with hairloss depression?

    Have to say that this forum and hearing others like David 63 share their feelings is very helpful. Makes you realize that the depression is a completely normal reaction. This is 1 place where you don't have to explain that it's nothing to do with vanity. Very glad I found HIS and went through with it. Thank you HIS and the supportive forum community.
  13. A Few Questions About Smp On A Strip Scar

    Have a skilled plastic surgeon look at your scar. HT scars usually broaden as the reduced amount of skin has to stretch to cover the skull. A plastic surgeon can repair this to leave you with a fine line and he can do this while its still concealed by hair. This together with MHT is the best soloution IMO. My HIS practitioner commented that my HT scar was the neatest and smallest he had ever seen.
  14. Baldness cure could be on shelves in two years

    Good thing about SMP is that you burn no bridges. If there turns out to be a cure one day you still have the option to go for it.
  15. Wearing A Hair System After The Procedure

    Ctop, I know it's not an easy decision or transition. Good luck whatever you decide. The NYC guys are good.